FACT CHECK: Is Sanwo-Olu paying N70000 as minimum wage to workers in Lagos?

That is as he revealed the state authorities will quickly roll out a brand new minimal wage scheme.

The governor acknowledged that those that are presently incomes a minimal wage of N35,000 or extra now take house a wage of N70,000 or above because the starting of the yr.

“The civil servant and all public officers in Lagos know that since January, we have now continued to pay the wage allowance of a minimal of N35,000 over and above what they had been incomes earlier than.

“What this implies is that individuals which can be incomes a minimal of N35,000 or extra earlier than at the moment are incomes over N70,000. That’s what they’ve been having fun with since January.

“So it is crucial for folks to know that we make this stuff very clear that this authorities has doubled up to make sure that at this tough time, it has not left the residents on their very own,” Sanwo-Olu mentioned at a state operate on Thursday.”

A Senior Fireman at Lagos State Hearth Service, Ibrahim Abdulazeez confirmed the month-to-month cost of N35,000 wage award to this reporter. Additionally, Saheed Bimbola who labored with the Lagos Instructing Service Fee confirmed the cost.

From the above, it may be deduced actually that the minimal wage in Lagos state nonetheless stands at N35,000. Nevertheless, with the extra N35,000 wage award, the minimal take-home wage for a authorities employee in Lagos state is N70,000.

This aligns with MyAIFactChecker (an AI software that permits folks to confirm information inside seconds) response after being requested if Sanwo-Olu is paying N70,000 as minimal wage for Lagos employees. 

The response was; “No, the Lagos authorities isn’t presently paying seventy thousand naira to employees. The Governor of Lagos State confirmed that the administration has been paying a further N35,000 wage allowance to employees within the state because the starting of the yr.”


The declare that Sanw0-Olu has elevated Lagos employees’ minimal wage to N70,000 isn’t true, it’s meant to create confusion. Nevertheless, the Lagos state authorities is certainly paying N35,000 extra wage to employees (which could be stopped at any time).

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